plzip Changelog

New in version 1.2 Pre1

January 22nd, 2014
  • Copying of file dates, permissions, and ownership now behaves like "cp -p". (If the user ID or the group ID can't be duplicated, the file permission bits S_ISUID and S_ISGID are cleared).
  • Individual limits have been set on the number of packets produced by each decompresor worker thread to limit the amount of memory used in all cases.
  • "plzip.texinfo" has been renamed to "plzip.texi".

New in version 1.1 Pre1 (July 26th, 2013)

  • Plzip now shows the progress of compression at verbosity level 2 (-vv).
  • Signals "SIGUSR1" and "SIGUSR2" are no longer raised internally to signal a fatal error.

New in version 1.0 (June 6th, 2013)

  • Scalability of compression (max number of useful worker threads) has been increased.
  • Scalability when decompressing from/to regular files has been increased.
  • The number of worker threads is now limited to the number of members in the input file when decompressing from a regular file.
  • "configure" now accepts options with a separate argument.
  • The targets "install-as-lzip" and "install-bin" have been added to the Makefile.

New in version 1.0 RC1 (March 14th, 2013)

  • Scalability of compression (maximum number of useful worker threads) has been increased. Scalability when decompressing from/to regular files has been increased.
  • The number of worker threads is now limited to the number of members in the input file when decompressing from a regular file. The target "install-as-lzip" has been added to the Makefile.

New in version 0.9 (April 18th, 2012)

  • This version adds minor fixes and cleanups.
  • The configure option "--datadir" has been renamed to "--datarootdir" to follow GNU Standards.

New in version 0.7 (December 9th, 2010)

  • Match length limits set by options -1 to -9 have been changed to match those of lzip 1.11.
  • A limit has been set on the number of packets produced by decompressor worker threads to limit the amount of memory used. Do not show the message "and `--stdout' was not specified" for file types that can't be read (directories, etc).
  • A warning about fchown's return value being ignored has been fixed.